Courtney Sherwood

Digging into CCO Reimbursements

The Lund Report spoke with experts at the Oregon Health Authority to dig into recent rate increases announced for the state’s Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations. Here’s what they had to say.

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are getting a raise from the state – about $8 more per Medicaid member per month than they expected to receive in 2018.

Candidate Dr. Laura Roberts Visits OHSU

Roberts is the second of three OHSU presidential finalists to deliver remarks on the same topic. After gathering community input, the university’s board will choose the next president.

Dr. Laura Roberts focused on the ways human interactions and personal stories can illustrate big-picture ideas Tuesday, during remarks she delivered as one of three candidates to replace retiring OHSU President Joe Robertson.

Candidate Dr. Jay Hess Arrives at OHSU

All three finalists for the OHSU president’s job have been asked to deliver remarks on the same topic. Dr. Hess presented Wednesday, and the other finalists will be in Portland to present next week.

OHSU staff and faculty got their first up-close view Wednesday of Dr. Jay Hess, one of three finalists vying to replace retiring President Joe Robertson.

OHSU Names Three Presidential Finalists

Doctors Jay Hess, Laura Roberts and Danny Jacobs will each visit the university at public forums between now and the end of April.

Oregon Health & Science University has named the three finalists to replace President Joe Robertson, who last fall announced he would retire at the end of this academic year.

Policy Board Wishlist: Recruit Providers; Improve Medicaid; Tackle Opioid Addiction

The public board that guides Oregon Health Authority policy is making progress on multiple fronts, but may need action from the Legislature to meet the state’s healthcare goals.

The jugglers on the Oregon Health Policy Board kept their balls in the air on Tuesday as they explored a raft of issues facing the state: expanding and supporting the healthcare workforce; making Medicaid more effective throug

Leaders Call for Far-Reaching Changes to Meet Oregon’s Healthcare Workforce Needs

How insurance companies pay providers, how universities work with hospitals, how accrediting bodies set requirements, and how students pay for medical school are all factors in workforce challenges that are especially severe in rural areas.

From family physicians to occupational therapists, Oregon faces a shortage of healthcare professionals – and getting the right people trained and deployed to the communities that need them most will require fresh thinking and new approaches from universities, hospital systems, insurance companies

Stable, Professional, Transparent: Leaders Articulate Goals for Oregon’s Continued Health Reforms

The week before the state Legislature convenes for a short session, agency leaders and elected officials say now is the time to start planning for a $1.5 billion Medicaid funding gap the state will face in two years.

No matter what happens in Washington, D.C., Oregon is pushing health reform forward, leaders of state agencies and health-focused legislators told a crowd of more than 250 people who gathered Tuesday morning for the Oregon Health Forum’s panel discussion on Challenges Facing Our Healthcare System


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